This month marks two years since my biological father passed. I’ve been caught off guard with how I miss him at times. For those new to sharing my journey with me, my father took my mother’s life with a gun when I was 5. He was in such rage, he blacked out and doesn’t remember…

When my father took my mother’s life at age 5, I had no idea the mountain of emotional complexity I’d be climbing for years to follow, all the way into my adulthood. I lived with about 4 different families by the time I was a young teen with many different identities; conforming myself to fit…

I’m scared. ‘You’ve got this’ she said. But what if I fall? ‘Then I’ll catch you’ she stated.  I’m not ready. ‘No one ever is’ she chuckled.  What if I’m not good enough? ‘Oh sweet girl, forget good. You are great.’ She said with a smile in her eyes. I am trying to be brave….

This last month was extremely challenging for me and I’ve been in a really low place. My biological father passed away and I wasn’t mentally prepared for the flood of emotions that came after. For those that don’t know, he took my mother’s life with a gun when I was 5 years old and he…

I feel like grief is a topic that is not talked about enough. The same with depression and anxiety. In fact, research has found that anxiety goes hand in hand with grief. It’s the missing stage that doesn’t get much attention. I guess my whole point of this is I sometimes don’t know what my…

© Christina Kajal | (619) 252-5322 | ChristinaKajal@gmail.com